Exercise Prescription & Performance Enhancement
In Singapore

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Dr Chiam Tut Fu image

MBBS (Singapore)

MSS (Sports Medicine) (USA)

MMed (OM) (Singapore)

GDOM (Singapore)

DWD (Singapore)


Our Approach To Performance Enhancement

We offer customised exercise plans designed to help you reach your potential. Our team understands that every individual has unique fitness goals and physical capabilities. Whether you’re recovering from an injury, looking to enhance your athletic performance, or seeking to improve your overall health, we have a customised plan for you.


What Is Exercise Prescription

Exercise prescription refers to the comprehensive layout of a specific exercise program customised to meet an individual’s unique needs and goals. Key components of an exercise prescription include FITT:

  • Frequency: This refers to the number of exercise sessions per week.
  • Intensity: The level of effort required during exercise. This is often determined as a percentage of maximal effort.
  • Type: The particular kind of exercise performed, such as strength training, endurance training, or flexibility exercises.
  • Time: The duration of each exercise session.

Exercise prescriptions confer numerous benefits including improved athletic performance, injury prevention, and enhancement of overall physical health and wellness.

Exercise Prescription & Performance Enhancement Procedure

The process of prescribing exercise prescription and performance enhancement involves several steps that need to be tailored to the individual’s specific needs, goals, and the nature of their sport:

1.) Initial Assessment

The first step involves a comprehensive assessment of physical fitness, medical history, sport-specific skills, and personal fitness goals. This might include fitness tests, mobility assessments, and possibly even psychological evaluations. The data collected at this stage forms the foundation of the exercise prescription.

2.) Designing the Program

After the initial assessment, the sports medicine specialist designs a tailored exercise program. This includes details such as the type of exercises to be performed, the frequency, intensity, and duration, and any additional elements such as dietary recommendations.

3.) Monitoring Progress

Once the program is implemented, progress is closely monitored. This could involve regular fitness testing, feedback sessions, and possible adjustments to the program based on your response.

4.) Adjustments

Adjustments may be made to the exercise program to ensure it continues to meet the desired needs and goals. This could involve changes to the exercises, their intensity or duration, or other elements of the program.

5.) Reassessment

Periodic reassessment ensures the program remains relevant as fitness levels improve or goals change. It’s also an opportunity to review the program’s effectiveness and make any necessary changes.


Benefits & Effectiveness of Exercise Prescription & Performance Enhancement

These fundamental components of sports medicine, play a key role in optimising an individual’s physical capabilities, injury prevention, and recovery processes, aiding:

  • Improved Physical Fitness: A well-structured exercise prescription can enhance cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, and overall physical conditioning, leading to better performance in sports and daily activities.
  • Injury Prevention: By addressing biomechanical weaknesses and enhancing the body’s resilience, these strategies can help reduce the risk of sports-related injuries.
  • Optimised Recovery: Tailored exercise prescriptions can expedite rehabilitation from injuries, ensuring a safe return to sports activities while minimising the risk of re-injury.
  • Enhanced Performance: Performance enhancement strategies, which might include specific training modalities and nutritional adjustments, can help athletes optimise their capabilities, improving competitiveness and achievements in their respective sports.
  • Better Health Outcomes: Regular, prescribed exercise contributes to general health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, better bone density, weight management, and positive mental health impacts.

Dr Chiam Tut Fu image

MBBS (Singapore)

MSS (Sports Medicine) (USA)

MMed (OM) (Singapore)

GDOM (Singapore)

DWD (Singapore)

Dr Chiam is a MOH accredited Specialist in Sports Medicine and has practised medicine for over 30 years.

Dr Chiam Tut Fu obtained his MBBS from National University of Singapore in 1990. He went on to obtain his Masters in Sports Science (Sports Medicine) from the United States Sports Academy, graduating as the year’s outstanding student, and Masters of Medicine (Occupational Medicine) from the National University of Singapore.

Key Interests:
  • Non-surgical treatment of sports injuries
  • Non-surgical treatment of degenerative conditions
  • Nutraceuticals for healthy ageing and exercise performance

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the purpose of an exercise prescription?

    Exercise prescriptions serve to provide a customised exercise plan tailored to an individual’s specific fitness goals, current fitness levels, and personal health considerations.

    How does sport-specific exercise prescription enhance performance?

    Sport-specific exercise prescriptions enhance performance by focusing on the unique demands of each sport. They help build the specific strength, speed, agility, endurance, and skill set required for optimal performance in that sport.

    What are the potential risks of overtraining?

    Overtraining can lead to physical and mental fatigue, decreased performance, increased risk of injuries, hormonal imbalance, and weakened immune function.

    How often should my exercise prescription be reviewed?

    Exercise prescriptions should be reviewed regularly, typically every 4-6 weeks, or more frequently if necessary, based on your progress, feedback, and any changes in your fitness levels or goals.